June 2, 2010
Volume 6 - Issue 22

For this issue of Picture to Ponder I am simply combining images reflecting decor and reflections with one photograph of nature.

lantern light in Delray Beach

 

sink pedestal

 

rhythmic needlelike leaves


Today's Photos
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The top photo is looking inside a lamp in a restaurant in Delray Beach. I love the contrast of the sharp vertical lines of light with the softness of the reflections in the glass.

The middle photo is the pedestal of a glass sink in a small bathroom in the home of one of our subscribers whom I had the pleasure of visiting a few months ago. I was captivated by the reflections in it. Thank you Beth for allowing us in your home. You can see the sink by clicking on the photo or clicking BETH'S SINK.

The bottom photo is, I'm thinking, of leaves from one of the varieties of palm plant.

Today's Photo Story -
There is no particular "story" around today's photos. The lower two have been cropping up for a while as ones wanting to be shared and the top one "surfaced" today.

Although quite a contrast between man-made and Nature, they hold together in presentation through similar colors, light and shadows and linear movement.

I will say, as I consider the third photo, I think of Peggy one of our subscribers who has written to me about my featuring "dead" flowers. I now wonder at her response to these leaves. See Last Issue COMMENTS.

For me, generally the first thing that catches my eye is texture, then whatever form of movement there is relative to line and/or repetition of patterns and colors.

I'd love to hear from you in the COMMENTS section at the end of today's post on the blog, what your responses are when I feature photos of items that are "past their prime."

Self-Reflecting Queries -
Today, I invite you to look at the contrasts in your life, be they in the physical world, in your activities and/or in your interpersonal relations.

Are there one or more commonalities that hold them together? If you start noticing this for the first time, can you what you find as threads for other situations?

I also invite you to simply be more open than usual this week to seeing things that you do not ordinarily see or pay attention to. What is it that attracts your eye? In noticing, can you relate that to anything else in your life?

With regard to paying attention, I suggest that you remind yourself a couple of times a day to simply open your eyes and look. Sitting in a chair, this morning, I glanced out into my backyard and noticed the brilliance of the lights and shadows on the wall of high plants. There was nothing different than usual AND by my looking only in that direction for a moment or two I experienced an unexpected pleasure.

As always have fun with these queries and looking/seeing. Also, please post your responses in the COMMENTS section of the blog.


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